Pat Finucane

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DUP’s leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds, who won  21,240 votes in the Westminster election in 2017, with John Finucane (SF) at 19,159.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The tussle between the outgoing MP and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in the North Belfast constituency is as nasty an el(...)

File image of Pat Finucane Centre director Paul O’Connor. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The director of one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent human rights organisations has admitted he was a member of the IRA in the early 1970s. Paul(...)

Sinn Féin’s  John Finucane, the son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, who is contesting the North Belfast seat against DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The DUP deputy leader and outgoing North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds has insisted that posters attacking John Finucane and members of his family have nothi(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, centre,  flanked by candidate John Finucane and party vice president Michelle O’Neill in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new dawn lasted barely a week. New leader designate Steve Aiken had pledged to run candidates in all 18 Northern Ireland (...)

British Army troops with  army Land Rovers and trucks on a  side street  in the predominantly Catholic Falls Road area of Belfast in  May 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto via Getty Images

First. The bones of it. When the gunfire stops I jump up and look from the back room through the shop and on to the Falls Road. Bullets have come in t(...)

John Keenan, from North Belfast, thinks politically Northern Ireland ‘is a big black hole’. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Late October, November and December are not good months to expect election fever in Northern Ireland, and so far in North Belfast people are cold abou(...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

John Stevens told the BBC there was a ‘large cache’ of intelligence he did not see while investigating allegations of security force collusion with loyalist paramilitaries. Photograph: BBC NI/PA

A “large cache” of documents relating to the Troubles was hidden from legacy investigations, it has been claimed in a new TV programme. The final epi(...)

Peter Watterson, Philip Rafferty and Siobhan McCabe, from the book Children of the Troubles,  by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements

The number of children killed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been significantly underestimated, according to a new book, Children of the (...)

Solicitor Pat Finucane, who was murdered in 1989 by loyalists

Material gathered as part of an investigation into security force collusion on both sides of the Border was seized and destroyed by MI5, according to (...)

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